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Today's News

  • February weather puts damper on tourism

     SHEPHERDSVILLE--The Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission used some creative thinking to try and solve an ongoing problem in Lebanon Junction at its last meeting Tuesday.

    The electronic tourism sign right off the LJ exit hasn’t bene working for about three years said Troy Beam, executive director of tourism.

    He said he consulted with LJ council member Allie Phillips to see if she knew anyone who could help them fix it and she said her grandson could.

  • Kelsey Raikes earns scholarship

    HEBRON ESTATES--A thoughtful essay earned North Bullitt High School Senior Kelsey Raikes one of six scholarships from a Louisville business and radio campaign.

    “I wrote about my work with a six year-old who has a lot of social anxiety,” Kelsey said. “I was able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him. By working together, he is able to enjoy being in social settings instead of being so nervous. He is breaking out of his shell.”

  • Pinwheels draw attention to dangers of child abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students involved in Bullitt Central's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization had their wheels spinning for a creative awareness event.

    FCCLA students placed colorful pinwheels around the school's marquee sign as a visual symbol representing child abuse victims during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A total of 241 pinwheels were implemented, each representing a substantial report of child abuse in Bullitt County between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

  • Bullitt Lick has ways community can help programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle continues its efforts to rocket its way up to the hub of area schools.

    Two “crowdfunding” projects were launched to raise money toward advancing science, art and writing curriculum.

    The fundraising efforts are located on RocketHub, a website dedicated to hosting various fundraising proposal ideas.

  • MW looks to add benches along Bardstown Road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Residents and visitors may soon have some more places to place their bottoms.

    At a recent Mount Washington City Council meeting, Lori Puchino, director of the Main Street program, said several new benches will be added to the landscape.

    “I believe I have six out of 10 sold,” she said.

    The benches are being sponsored by individuals and local businesses. There will be nine with backs and one without. She said they also have the option to purchase a plaque designating the sponsor. The cost is about $1,300.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man could spend the next 20 years in prison and he will definitely be a lifetime member of the sex offender registry in Kentucky.

    David Harkins, 38, entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court for his sexual involvement with three victims under the age of 12.

    Harkins admitted his guilt to the following charges:

    *possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor

    *three counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance under the age of 16

  • City won’t put delays on items to be voted on by council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council debated on how they will handle future debates.

    By a 3-2 vote, an ordinance seeking to prohibit voting on an issue, unless it had been submitted for the agenda by the Wednesday prior to the agenda preparation, failed.

    The matter arose after an issue listed as discussion on new school resource officers became a matter in which council members were asked to cast a vote.

  • Best of Coyle: Easter

     This week's Best of Coyle, from 2012, is offered up as a way to say Happy Easter to everyone in Bullitt County from the staff of The Pioneer News.

  • Easter tales for Bullitt County

     The primary election may have cracked open a large hole in Bullitt County’s annual Easter egg distribution plans, and the yolk is on local officials and candidates.

    The Bullitt County branch of the Regional Authority of Bunnies Bringing Incredible Things (RABBIT) Coalition has announced its refusal to deliver and hide Easter eggs in the county.

    “This decision was based upon political strife, partially caused by primary elections held too close to this wondrous holiday,” said RABBIT spokesperson Cleo “Crusty” Honeybunny.

  • Chargers score last to slip past Eagles 3-2

     HEBRON ESTATES - It was a pitcher’s dream.

    A nice, warm day with the winds blowing into the face of the batters.

    The batters struggled on Saturday but the Bullitt East Chargers got a few more “freebies” at opportune times to scratch out a 3-2 victory over county rival North Bullitt.

    While the teams are no longer in the same district, such games always mean a little more.